Can I Legally get Married in Tanzania?

Conjuring up visions of safaris, Kilmanjaro and the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is certainly the perfect romantic wedding destination. Whether you’re looking for a paradise wedding at Elewana Kilindi in Tanzania or a safari wedding at¬†Serengeti National Park, this is the one for you. If you’re thinking of getting married in Tanzania, then fear not, it is very simple to do so. There are no residency requirements and as it is part of the Commonwealth you will not need a Certificate of No Impediment but instead just a No Trace Letter from the General Register Office¬†https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

When arriving in Tanzania you will need to apply for you special marriage licence from the district registrar and provide the following documents:

  • Notarised copy of passports
  • Two Passport photos
  • Original birth certificates
  • Decree of absolute if previously divorced
  • Death certificate if widowed
  • No Trace Letter
  • Two witnesses

Once you have been granted your special marriage licence then you can arrange a date and time for your ceremony. You will now be set for getting married in Tanzania. If you would like the registrar to travel to your wedding location then you may incur additional fees. Following your ceremony you will be issued with a Tanzanian marriage certificate.





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